This series was done while thinking and observing the paths of individuals through space. Encounters, routes, directions, fragments of time are caught during the passage of people from one space to another.
Excerpt from “Stories of Figures” by Roberta Valtorta published in Dittici, Art&, Udine 1998.
This produces a profound silence and a strong sense of stillness, in spite of the sequence. If we look carefully, moreover, we get the vague impression of being close to a maze. As in the case of Italo Calvino’s Invisibile Cities, these paired images create a faceted structure, in which the close succession of one frame to another implies neither consequentiality nor hierarchy, but rather a web of paths and routes.
is that of ‘trodden’ space, where the general themes of the metropolis are brought down from the masses to the individual.